Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, mid 17th century
(historical) A noisy mock serenade performed by a group of people to celebrate a marriage or mock an unpopular person.
A series of discordant noises.
Examples of Charivari in a sentence
"The groomsmen broke out into a spontaneous charivari as the reception was ending."
"The orchestra's warmup was a loud charivari."
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